Mozart's Symphony No. 35, often referred to as the Huffier Symphony, takes its name from Sigmund Haffner, a wealthy Salzburg merchant who befriended and often helped the young composer financially. This piece was commissioned by the family for the statesman's ennoblement. Along with this featured work, the National Philharmonic will also present Rossini's L'Italiana in Algeri Overture ("The Italian Girl in Algiers"), written when the composer was just 21 years old. Acclaimed pianist Brian Ganz takes the stage to perform Mozart's gorgeous and moving Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor. And Chopin's 1827 Variations on "L�� a ci darem la mano" ("There we will give each other our hands") bears witness to his admiration for Mozart. Based on the famous duet from Don Giovanni, its elegant, free and graceful style and original ideas were not originally met with a positive response. Piotr Gajewski wields the baton for this elegant winter concert at Music Center at Strathmore.